TY - GEN ID - cogprints3935 UR - http://cogprints.org/3935/ A1 - Brigandt, Ingo Y1 - 2004/// N2 - This paper uses an example from biology, the homology concept, to argue that current versions of the causal theory of reference give an incomplete account of reference determination. It is suggested that in addition to samples and stereotypical properties, the scientific use of concepts and the epistemic interests pursued with concepts are important factors in determining the reference of natural kind terms. PB - Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society KW - reference KW - causal theory of reference KW - natural kinds KW - concepts KW - homology TI - Biological Kinds and the Causal Theory of Reference SP - 58 AV - public EP - 60 ER -